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Registration & Policies

Register through our front desk

Richmond Art Center is currently closed due to COVID19. If you are experiencing difficulties with registering online, please call 510.620.6772 and leave a message, or email

Registration Policies

Discounts on Classes & Workshops

It has been a difficult year at Richmond Art Center. Being unable to run studio classes at our facility has hit us hard financially. The situation has necessitated some serious changes as we consider how to move forward sustainably while also keeping our programs accessible to all. As a result, membership and resident discounts are currently on hold. We have priced our new online classes to offer low rates to everyone, while still allowing us to pay our staff and instructors a fair wage. Instead of general discounts, we are focusing on creating more equitable opportunities for students to join our classes; through the expansion of our Art Boost! scholarship program, community partnerships, and sponsorship. 

Should the price of a class be out of your reach, please consider applying for one of our Art Boost! scholarships:

Thank you for your understanding and support.

Art Boost! Scholarships

Needs-based scholarships are available for kids, teens  and adults. Applications are available online HERE.


Spaces are allotted based on availability at the time of payment. Your registration in a class is not guaranteed until your payment is received.

Waiting Lists

Once an instructor’s maximum enrollment is reached, names will be placed on a waiting list and students will be notified if an opening occurs. Waitlisted students will be notified in order received and based on their interest in full class registration.

Refund Policies


When class/workshop enrollment is below the minimum three days prior to the first day of class, the class may be cancelled. If there is a cancellation, we will contact registered students at least 2 days before the start of the class/workshop by email or by phone. 

We will offer students the option to transfer into another class or receive a full refund for the amount paid.

Classes are not refunded due to failure to attend class, planned absences, minor illnesses, or vacations.

If you drop a class

  •  You will receive a 100% refund minus a $20 administrative fee if you drop a class at least 7 days before it starts.
  • There are no refunds after 7 days before the class starts. At this point students may receive a class credit if they drop a class.

If paid by credit card, your credit card account will be refunded within three days. If you paid with check or cash, please allow two weeks for us to process a check.


  • If you transfer to from one class to another class of equal value or more, there is no administrative fee. Otherwise an admin fee will be charged for transfers.

Special Circumstances

Feedback is very important to us. Please let us know the reason you are dropping your class and the best time to contact you, if necessary. Email or call the front desk at 510-620-6772.


If you receive a scholarship to attend a class and choose not to attend the class, the scholarship is not transferrable but you are welcome to apply again. Please let us know as soon as you can if you will not be using the scholarship so we can reallocate the funds to someone else. 

Visit and Contact

Richmond Art Center
2540 Barrett Avenue
Richmond, CA 94804